School board passes several items

August 30, 2013

By PETER DAY
Leader Editor

The Lucerne Valley Unified School District’s board of trustees voted on a host of items at its final school board meeting before district students head back to school on Aug. 21.

Among the items on last Wednesday’s agenda: superintendent pay, board meeting locations, an Agricultural Career Technical Incentive grant, a fourth-quarter budget update and a “declaration of need” for a teacher librarian services educator.

Superintendent employment contract

This Week In History: August 21, 2013

August 30, 2013

50 years ago (Aug. 22, 1963):

• A tragic car accident claimed the lives of 12-year-old Lucerne Valley resident Patricia Moore, and her 7-year-old cousin Charles Graves. Seven other persons were also injured in the four-car crash at the intersection of Bear Valley Road and Apple Valley Road.

• Shopping: The Lunch Special at O'Malley's Y Cafe was 85 cents.

• Weather: Aug. 20, 1963 high temperature was 98, with a low of 61.

25 years ago (Aug. 17, 1988):

What's Happening - August 21, 2013

August 30, 2013

Movies in the Park

The Lucerne Valley Parks and Recreation final 2013 Summer “Movies In The Park” film, “Big Miracle,” will be shown on Friday, Aug. 23.

The movies are shown in Pioneer Park’s Outdoor Theatre and begin at sunset. Admission is free thanks to event sponsors: OMYA California, Mitsubishi Cement Corp, Lucerne Valley Road Runners and First Mountain Bank.

In case of inclement weather, movies will be shown in the Community Center.

For more information, call CSA 29 at 760-248-7048.

Car gathering
on Thursday

Desert Valley fined $50,000 by CDPH

August 30, 2013

From Staff and
Wire Reports

SACRAMENTO • Desert Valley Hospital in Victorville was one of 10 hospitals in the state to receive fines from the California Department of Public Health earlier this month, according to a statement issued by the department.

Desert Valley was fined $50,000 for failing “to ensure the health and safety of a patient when it did not follow established policies and procedures” related to cardiac catheterization. The administrative penalty was the hospital’s first.

Art Bristol celebrates his 90th

August 30, 2013

Photo caption:

Pastor Richard Wood, left, congratulates Art Bristol during church service on Sunday, Aug. 11, the day Bristol turned 90 years old. Bristol was a founder of Lucerne Valley Community Church and during the presentation shared memories of the church coming together to construct the building decades ago. Bristol and his late wife Alice were married for 67 years.

Peter Day / The Leader

Religion: Prayer Thoughts From a Former Drug Addict

August 30, 2013

By James Reinebach

Mike MacIntosh has been the pastor of Horizon Christian Fellowship in San Diego for more than 30 years. Nearly 180 different ministries have been started out of this one church, some with global impact. The mayor of San Diego declared a “Horizon Day,” a few years ago, in honor of this huge Calvary Chapel ministry. Mike is humbly amazed at what God has done through a former drug addict.

Mayoral runnerup rockin' L.V. nightlife

August 20, 2013

By Peter Day
Leader Editor

When the sun goes down, Lucerne Valley’s sidewalks (if there were any) roll up.

Choices are limited for families wanting to have fun after dark in this rural community.

Until now.

Rock Griffith, whose second-place candidacy in the Lucerne Valley Honorary Mayor race raised thousands of dollars for Chamber of Commerce, has taken his love of singing to Adelita’s Restaurant.

Every Tuesday night, the 6-foot-7-inch Griffith mans the karaoke machine and encourages town residents to overcome their fear and tackle a tune.

School district STAR scores drop

August 20, 2013

By PETER DAY
Leader Editor

Following a statewide trend, Lucerne Valley public schools showed a decline in California Standards Test scores, according to testing results released last week.

In addition, the 2013 CST Lucerne Valley Unified School District scores were generally lower than state and county averages in several key areas.

District Superintendent Suzette Davis on Monday expressed surprise at some of the low scores.

Family of four displaced by fire

August 20, 2013

By Peter Day
Leader Editor

LUCERNE VALLEY • A family of four lost their home Tuesday when a grease fire in the kitchen became out of control, according to a San Bernardino County Fire Departmentspokesperson.

The fire consumed a double-wide mobile home next to an alfalfa field on Lincoln Road near Canbria Road in Lucerne Valley.

“Food was on the stove; the owner was cooking with grease and the grease caught fire,” county fire Capt. Josh Wilkins said.

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